Did the US State Dept. Award Blackwater a Billion Dollar Contract?
“Globalization” is among the rhetoric often touted in the media regarding the war on terror, the economy, the environment, etc. In the context of economic benefits, how has the average American benefited from US corporations moving their production facilities and jobs to third world countries? Whenever politicians promise that the United States will fight and win the global war against terrorists, who defines “terrorists” and who determines at what cost or when such a war ends? For a more detailed expose of how US taxpayers bankroll both the Taliban and the military industrial complex, please read Funding the Enemy by Douglas Wissing. If globalization, indeed, provides “economic benefits”, then to whom do these benefits accrue? To what extent is the US military’s unprecedented global aggression concomitant with war crimes? When sovereign Muslim states defy “American interests”, what moral justification do we have for sending drones rather than diplomats to the region?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNhGkYQb4zo In retrospect, are the Iraqi people better off under US occupation than they were under Pres. Sadaam Hussein? Any government that vacates GOD’s commandments, by default, will become ungodly and sinister. Ergo, IF the US media doesn’t report it, then are there “economic benefits” from the opium production in Afghanistan that accrue inconspicuously to Satan’s Invisible Empire? As we advance farther in the twenty-first century, will torture, Blackwater [Academi] mercenaries, water boarding, sodomizing detainees, secret renditions, civilian rape, child assassination, etc., become as American as apple pie? Philosophically, is it more virtuous to spend $500,000,000 [million] providing food and basic shelter for our nation’s homeless or $5,000,000,000,000 [trillion] for endless global warfare 6,000 miles away? WE can’t fix it IF we can’t face it, inconsequential to whatever “it” is.